» Kerala Spice Tour
Places Covered :
Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppy - Kovalam - Bombay
08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin: Ex - Delhi or Mumbai
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening Sunset cruise to view Chinese fishing
nets and visiting Bolghaty Island. Later view traditional kathakali classical
dances. Overnight Cochin.
Day 02 : Cochin - Periyar (03 hrs)
Proceed by road to Periyar. Check into Spice Village, set in the heart of
the cardamom hills of Kerala. The village lies just outside Periyar Tiger Reserve
and a stay here is a perfect way to appreciate the environment. This is a place
for anyone who Loves nature to fill your lungs with fresh air, to savour the
rich fragrance of cinnamon and cloves or to watch young elephants at the water's
edge. Day at leisure to visit nearby coffee plantations, spice gardens with
pepper vines or a trek deep into the tropical forest. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Periyar
Tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary by Boat to see elephants and to view
a rich variety of wildlife: Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, deer and Monkeys. Overight
Day 04 : Periyar - Cochin (03 hrs)
Drive to Cochin. Check into hotel. Later city tour visiting the Dutch Palace
and the Jewish Synagogue
Day 05 : Cochin - Kumarakom (03 hrs)
Drive to Kumarakom. Check into cottages of the heritage hotel - Coconut
Lagoon resort situated on the Backwaters. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon
Day 06 : Kumarakom
Day free to explore the backwaters and the lake by quiet motorboats and
canoes through water channels or visit the bird Sanctuary on the opposite bank
or just relax and enjoy "Pizhichin" a particularly energizing Ayurvedic
Oil Massages, which is particularly rejuvenating.
Day 07 : Kumarakom - Alleppy - Kovalam
Drive to Allepey, also known as the "Venice of the East" for a
3 hour bakwater cruise upto Kottayam. It gives a uniquely quaint view of the
unspoilt village life of Kerala,past lush green paddy fields, coconut and banana
groves. From Kottayam,drive to Kovalam (02 hrs). Check into Beach resort. Overnight
Day 08 : Kovalam
Full day at leisure at the Beach.
Day 09 : Kovalam - Mumbai - Homebound
Transfer to airport in Trivandrum for outbound flight.